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1-9  (Not Used)

10 Why This Discussion?

        10.1 - What has Changed in Ten Years?

        10.2 - Implications of the Rise of Open Systems of Spiritual Practice

11 What is Yoga? What is Religion?

        11.1 - You can't Win Some Arguments, But It's Okay

12 The Essential Ingredient - Desire

        12.1 - Relationship between Desire and Devotion (Bhakti)

13 Meditation - Awakening the Silent Seed

        13.1 - Mantra and Meaning

        13.2 - Placement of Eyes During Deep Meditation

        13.3 - Relationship of Attention, Mantra and Thoughts in Deep Meditation

        13.4 - Using a Mantra vs. Emptying the Mind

14 Not Much Happening in Meditation

15 Restlessness in Meditation

        15.1 - Implications of the Awareness or "Witnessing" Technique

15.2 - Picking Up the Mantra - Easy Versus Too Much Strain

        15.3 - Use of Witnessing Technique During Intense Spinal Breathing Pranayama Session

16 Bliss in Meditation

        16.1 - Clarifications on Healing and Self-Inquiry for an AYP Newcomer

17 Was I Asleep in Meditation?

18 Finding the Time for Meditation

        18.1 - Meditating Right Before Bed Time

        18.2 - Making Meditation a Habit Like Brushing Teeth

19 What Tradition to Follow?

        19.1 - What to Do When a Famous Guru Comes to Town

        19.2 - Vipassana Meditation in Relation to the AYP System

20 Enlightenment without God?

21 Objects of Meditation

22 Vibratory Quality of Mantra

23 Watching the Clock in Meditation

24 Does Meditation Cure Sickness?

        24.1 - Deep Meditation as an Aid for Neurological Disorders

        24.2 - Meditation for Illness and for Going Beyond Illness

25 Effect of Meditation on High Stress Situations

26  (Not Used)

27 Location of Mantra in Meditation

28 Will I become a Milquetoast from Meditation?

29 Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs

        29.1 - Alcoholism, Addiction and Yoga

30 Diet and Meditation

        30.1 - On Diet: Effect of Sensory Perception Refining in Stillness

31 Enjoying the Great Outdoors

32  (Not Used)

33 A New Way to Sit in Meditation

34 Meditation and World Problems

        34.1 - "Law of Attraction" and Solving World Problems

35 Enlightenment Milestones

36 Meditation and the Fifth Dimension

37 Group Meditations

38 What is Your Time Line?

        38.1 - Expanded Discussion on the Importance of Self-Pacing

39 Pranayama - Cultivating the Soil of the Nervous System

40  (Not Used)

41 Spinal Breathing Pranayama

        41.1 - Nadi Shodana Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

        41.2 - Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Chakras?

42 Is this Pranayama Natural?

43 Relationship of Pranayama to Meditation

44 Finding the Spinal Nerve

        44.1 - Clarification on Visualizing the Spinal Nerve

45 Breathing is Slowing Down in Pranayama

        45.1 - How to Handle Very Refined Spinal Breathing Pranayama

46 Which Way is Up in Spinal Breathing?

47 Chakras?

        47.1 - Descriptions of the Seven Main Chakras

        47.2 - Chakras in Christianity and Other Traditions

48 Pranayama and Health

49 Pranayama in Perspiration

50 Managing the Time in Pranayama

51 Strange Gurglings in Pranayama

        51.1 - Minty Sensations After Practices

52 Big Little Nerve

53 Light and Sound in Pranayama

54 Kundalini - A Code Word for Sex

55 Mulabandha - Enlivening Sexual Energy Upward

        55.1 - Variations on Mulabandha for Ease of Practice

56 Sambhavi - Opening the Third Eye

        56.1 - Coordinating Sambhavi Mudra with Spinal Breathing

57 The Guru is in Me?

        57.1 - Spiritual Desire (Bhakti) Flowing in Stillness

        57.2 - Those Grouchy Gurus

58 Step by Step

59 Some Mantra Particulars

        59.1 - Is I AM (AYAM) an English or Sanskrit Word?

        59.2 - Linear vs. Circular Mantra

60 Unexpected Interruptions

61  (Not Used)

62 Duration of One Spinal Breathing Cycle?

63 Cool and Warm Currents in Pranayama

64 The Ecstatic Silver Thread

65 The Pineal and Pituitary Glands

66 We are Arriving, Not Leaving

        66.1 - How to Get to Heaven

67 Bhakti - The Science of Devotion

68 Relationship of Traumatic Experiences and Bhakti

        68.1 - Adversity Leading to Bhakti Explosion

69 Kundalini Symptoms, Imbalances and Remedies

        69.1 - An Update on Kundalini Imbalances and Remedies

        69.2 - Rash, Vertigo and Dizziness

        69.3 - Dialog on Third Eye Pressure

70  (Not Used)

71 Yoga Asanas - A Wonderful Billion Dollar Industry

        71.1 - Asana Starter Kit, with Instructions and Illustrations

        71.2 - Maha Mudra

        71.3 - Sequencing Kumbhaka (breath retention) in Maha Mudra

72 Please Tell Me Exactly What To Do

73 More on Chakras

74 For This Life, and The Next One

        74.1 - Remembering Past Lives?

        74.2 - It's Never Too Late to Develop a Consistent Practice

75 Siddhasana - Living in a Fountain of Ecstasy

        75.1 - Taking Good Care of the Knees in Siddhasana

76 Siddhis - Are Powers Real?

77 Still More on Chakras

78 Pleasure and the Path

79 Mantra Reminders

        79.1 - Rhythm of Mantra Repetition

        79.2 - More on Mantra Repetition

        79.3 - Favoring Stillness Instead of the Mantra During Deep Meditation?

80 Physical Fitness and Yoga

        80.1 - Instructions for Aerobic and Muscle Toning Exercises

81 Charging Ahead Too Fast?

        81.1 - The Implications of Self-Pacing and Grounding in Practices and in Life

82 (Not Used)

83 There She Goes - Kundalini, that is

84 The Art of Doing Nothing

        84.1 - Do Enlightened People Remember Past Lives?

        84.2 - The Cause and Effect of Causeless Liberation

85 Enlightenment Milestones Revisited

        85.1 - Avoiding Premature Kundalini Excesses

        85.2 - Kundalini Energy Addiction

        85.3 - The Rush to Ecstatic Conductivity

86 Finding Your Meditation Routine

        86.1 - Coordinating Meditation with Spiritual Study 

        86.2 - Use of Mantra Japa to Calm the Mind During Activity

        86.3 - Doubling Up with Mantra Japa

        86.4 - Deep Meditation Tips on Noise, Imagery and Daily Practice

87  (Not Used)

88 The Magic of Bhakti

89 The Caduceus - A Snapshot of You and Me

90 Caduceus Correction and and Ida/Pingala Review

91 Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka - Purging the Third Eye, and More

        91.1 - Risks of External Kumbhaka (External Breath Retention)

        91.2 - Optional Rest Between Yoni Mudra Kumbhaka Cycles

92 The Star

93 Changing Times

94 Some House Cleaning Tips

        94.1 - Short Q&As with a One Year Practitioner

95 Stabilizing Ecstasy

96 Spinal Breathing Startup Review

97 Tantra - Help for Sex Maniacs and Ordinary Lovers

98 Yoga and Marriage

        98.1 - Self-Pacing Our Practice for Spouse and Children

99 Practices - Front End and Back End

100 What is Enlightenment?

101 What is Brahmacharya?

102 Importance of Smooth Long-Term Meditation Routine

            102.1 - Forcing the Mantra

103 Destiny and free will

104 Stubborn Energy Blockages

105 Hitting a Wall at Mulabandha

106 Mantra and Breathing in Meditation

107 Self-Pacing in Postures and Practices

108 Kechari Mudra - A Giant Leap for Humankind

            108.1 - Kechari Stage 5

            108.2 - Talabya versus Snipping for Reducing the Frenum

            108.3 - Pushing the Tongue Forward in Kechari Stage 2

            108.4 - Must I do Kechari before Moving on in the Lessons?

            108.5 - Seeking Kechari Help, Going from Stage 3 to 4

109 Bhakti, Meditation and Inner Silence

110 Romantic love

111  (Not Used)

112 Bhakti: Up Close and Personal

113 Bliss, Ecstasy, and Divine Love

114 Kechari - Throat Jamming in Stage 1

           114.1 - More on Going from Kechari Stage 1 to Stage 2

115 Mantra, Language and Meaning

            115.1 - We are "That"

116 Meditation - First Enhancement of Mantra

117 Finding a Mantra with no Meaning?

118 Strong Pulse in Meditation

119 Some Other Approaches to Mulabandha

120 "Getting Enlightenment"

            120.1 - The "Gold Standard" for Determining Enlightenment

            120.2 - Liberation in this Lifetime

121 Pratyahara - Expansion of the Senses Inward

            121.1 - A Confirmation of Pratyahara as Introversion of Sensory Perception

122 Witnessing

            122.1 - Finding Mindfulness

             122.2 - What's Wrong with Holding On to the Things We Love?

             122.3 - Is Witnessing a Mind Game?

             122.4 - Relationship of Witness and Inner Obstructions

123 (Omitted)

124 Keeping it Simple

             124.1 - Fear of Spiritual Awakening

125 Kundalini Heat

             125.1 - A Premature Kundalini Awakening

             125.2 - Kundalini, Change in Eye Color and Healing

             125.3 - Tibetan Buddhist Tummo and Kundalini Heat

126 Relationship of Pratyahara, Intellect and Bhakti

127 Siddhasana or Padmasana?

             127.1 - Creative Postures for Comfort During Spinal Breathing

128 Siddhasana and Pressure in the Head

129 Nauli - Raising Kundalini with Your Abdominal Muscles

130 Vibrations at the Root

131 Coordinating Sambhavi and Spinal Breathing

132 What is Sin?

133 Nectar

            133.1 - Kechari Mudra and the Nectar Cycle

134 Yoga and Western Psychology

135 Kundalini Currents in Legs and Arms

            135.1 - Hand Mudra (Jnana or Chin)

            135.2 - Painful Kundalini Energy in Arms, Legs and Feet

136 Vigyan Bhairav Tantra - The 112 Techniques

137 Getting Both Feet into Paradise

138 Would You Like to get Reconditioned?

139 Dynamic Jalandhara - The Chin Pump

             139.1 - Chin Pump, Cerebro-Spinal Fluid and Thokar

140 Chin Pump - Coordinating Head Rotation and Breathing

            140.1 - Chin Pump, Automatic Yoga and Self-Pacing

141 (Omitted)

142 (Omitted)

143 Chin Pump - Effects in the Lower Body

144 Chin Pump Lite (Without Kumbhaka)

145 Overdoing it with Asanas

146 Shaktipat - Direct Transmissions of Spiritual Energy

           146.1 - Caution on Interpersonal Energy Manipulations

            146.2 - A Long Bumpy Road After Shaktipat

            146.3 - Dialog with a Would-Be Energy Transmission Guru

            146.4 - Shaktipat and the Attraction of Automatic Yoga (Kriyas)

        146.5 - Minimizing Invasive Energy in Eye Contact

147 Sequencing of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation

148 Why Practices Twice a Day?

149 The Eight Limbs of Yoga, and Samyama - Melting the Darkness

150 Samyama Practice

            150.1 -  On Timing the Fifteen Second Release

151 Samyama - Settling in with Your Sutras

            151.1 - Samyama and the Energy Before Thoughts

            151.2 - Relationship of Akasha and Pure Bliss Consciousness

            151.3 - Samyama for Sensitive Meditators

            151.4 - Samyama, Scenery and Self-Inquiry

152 Thinking about Meanings versus Doing Samyama Practice

153 Yoga Sutra Translations, and on Becoming "Super-Normal"

154 Samyama - "Let Go and Let God"

155 Samyama - Lightness, Lurching and Levitation?

            155.1 - Relationship of the Body with Akasha and the Lightness of Air

156 Muladhara/Root and Integration of Practices

157 What is Inner Silence?

158 Too Relaxed in Meditation?

159 Too Many Thoughts in Meditation?

160 Extreme Sensitivity to Meditation - What To Do?

161 Dark Nights and the Rise of Inner Silence

            161.1 - Dark Stuff Flushed Away

162 (Omitted)

163 Sublime Clarity

164 Human Power

            164.1 - Personal Power Becoming Divine Power

165 Desire and Change

166 Pay It Forward

167 Living on Air and Sunlight Alone?

168 Is Pain a Prerequisite for Inner Peace?

169 Is This Ecstatic Conductivity?

            169.1 - Symptoms of Ecstatic Conductivity

170 That's Kundalini?

            170.1 - Purification or Kundalini Awakening?

171 Spinal Bastrika Pranayama - Pressure-Washing Your Karma

            171.1 - Alternate Nostril Spinal Bastrika Pranayama

172 Spinal Bastrika Energy, Sleep, and Time of Practice

173 Spinal Bastrika Cycle Time

           173.1 - Adding Spinal Bastrika in the Practice Routine

174 Sex and Sambhavi

175 Suspending Breath and New Experiences

176 Dissecting Samyama

            176.1 - Samyama, or Samadhi for Its Own Sake?

            176.2 - Samyama - Theory vs. Practice

177 Advanced Siddhasana

178 Dharma

179 The Star Revisited

180 Off to a Good Start in Meditation

181 Expectations and Our Time Line

182 Healthy Skepticism

            182.1- A Skeptic with Spiritual Desire (Bhakti)

183 Movements and Automatic Yoga

184 Teleportation, Samyama & Siddhis

            184.1 - A Healthy Approach to Acquiring Siddhis/Powers

185 Role of the Intellect

186 Meditation - Second Enhancement of Mantra

187 Establishing and Maintaining Daily Practice

             187.1 - Which Practice to Add Next?

188 Mantra Design 101

            188.1 - Meditation - Third Enhancement of Mantra

189 Where is the Third Eye?

190 Sambhavi During Meditation?

191 How to Cultivate Ecstatic Conductivity

192 Tips on Kechari

193 Extending Practice Time Safely

            193.1 - Why Not Meditate Every 2-3 Hours?

194 More Flashing Lights

195 Mantra, Thoughts, and Attention

196 Refining a Sound in the Mind

197 Kechari Sensations

198 Targeted Bastrika - A Laser for Karmic Cleansing

199 Managing the Opening of the Crown

            199.1 - Cracking Open the Top of the Head

200 Follow-up on a Sensitive Meditator

           200.1 - Follow-up with a Sensitive Meditator

201 The Drama of a Premature Crown Opening

202 Free-Form versus Structured Practices

            202.1 - To Go with Automatic Yoga Impulses or Not?

203 Reflections on Some Dramatic Experiences

204 Summary of Principles, Abilities, and Practices

           204.1 - Sequence and Times for a Complete Yoga Routine

            204.2 - Touching on Non-Dual Self-Inquiry and Karma Yoga

205 More on Kechari

            205.1 - A Doctor's Inquiry on Kechari: Small Snips vs. Large Cut

206 Varieties of Spinal Breathing

207 Left or Right Side Imbalances

           207.1 - Lopsided Crown Opening

208 Inner Energy Collisions and Strong Emotions

209 Fitting Daily Practices into a Busy Schedule

            209.1 - Spinal Bastrika with Chin Pump

210 Handling Automatic Yoga and Siddhis

            210.1 - Rapid Breathing and Vibrations during Deep Meditation

211 (Omitted)

212 Whole Body Mudra

213 Conscious Sleeping

            213.1 - More on Witnessing Sleep

214 Finding Your Spiritual "Hook"

215 (Omitted)

216 Kundalini Jolts and Self-Pacing in Practices

217 Responsibility

            217.1 - Increasing Responsibility in Unity

218 Meditation Sensitivity and Head Movements

219 Irritability in Activity

            219.1 - Belly Breathing, Mindfulness and Meditation Sensitivity

            219.2 - Delayed Reactions from Practice and When Less is More

            219.3 - Overdoing Leading to Illness

220 Opening the Heart Chakra

221 Expanding Heart Space

            221.1 - Yoga, Christianity and Kundalini

            221.2 - Bhakti, Kundalini, Self-Inquiry and Christianity

            221.3 - Bringing Kundalini from the Head into the Heart

222 Chimes in Inner Space?

223 Kechari Stage 1 and-a-half? (a dialog)

224 Automatic Kechari and Visions

225 Clearing the Clouds

226 Expansion on Our Mind

227 Meditation, Activity, and Sleep

228 Heart Opening and Service

229 Spinal Breathing in Inner Space

            229.1 - Brahmari (Bee Sound) Pranayama

230 Crown and Third Eye

            230.1 - The Natural Evolution of Crown Experiences

231 Dusty Rooms

232 Meditation and Automatic Yoga (a dialog)

            232.1 - Head Movements in Deep Meditation

233 Yoga and Religious Beliefs

234 Inner Wisdom Shining Through

235 Blending Inner Silence and Ecstasy

236-238 - (Not Used)

239 Spinal Breathing Pranayama (Enhancements) and Asanas

            239.1 - Clarifications and Enhancements for Spinal Breathing

            239.2 - Spinal Breathing: Undertaking Full Yogic Breathing too Soon

            239.3 - Clarification on Ujjayi in Spinal Breathing Pranayama

            239.4 - Deep Breathing Versus Full Yogic Breathing

240 Regarding One's Highest Ideal

241 Smoothing Out Pranayama

242 (Omitted)

243 Meditation and Powers (Siddhis)

            243.1 - Research on the Samyama Sutras of Patanjali

244 Going for a Smooth Start in Meditation and Pranayama

245 (Omitted)

246 Intelligence, Bhakti and Genius

247 Nausea

248 Culture, Samadhi and Snow

249 (Omitted)

250 Balancing Practices with Advancing Experiences

            250.1 - Sudden Samadhi

            250.2 - Sleep and "Sleep Techniques"

            250.3 - Overdoing AYP and then Going on a Vipassana Retreat?

251 Visions and Nodding off in Meditation

252 Self-Pacing, Surrender and Enlightenment

253 Spiritual Study and the Rise of Yoga in the West

254 The One is the Many and the Many are the One

255 Everyone Can Teach Yoga

256 Yoga for Our Children

            256.1 - On Spiritual Sensitivity in Our Children

            256.2 - Adenoid Removal in Children and Later Effect on Kechari

257 (Omitted)

258 Divine Ecstasy - Is That All There Is?

259 Fear and Enlightenment

            259.1 - Fear, AYP and Counseling

            259.2 - Fear of a Health Crisis

260 The Difference Between Enlightenment and Perfection

261 Kundalini Surge

            261.1 - A Case of Premature Kundalini Awakening

262 Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death

            262.1 - Seeing the Light and Reincarnation

263 The Secret of Yogic Concentration

264 Astral Projection

265 (Omitted)

266 Harvesting the Best from India

            266.1 - India: Distortions and Truths

267 About the Word "Hindu

268 (Omitted)

269 Leapfrogging to Samyama - Moving Inner Silence Outward

270 (Omitted)

271 Kechari Story - From Tongue-Tied to the Yoga Super-Highway

272 Addiction, Abusive Conduct, Tough Love and Yoga

273 Importance of Cultivating Inner Silence

274 What's the End Game in Yoga?

275 Navi Kriya - The Middle Way

276 Granthis - The Three Knots

277 Crown, Ajna and Spiritual Intuition

278 (Not Used)

279 (Omitted)

280 Kundalini Reminders

           280.1 - Kundalini: Cold Body, Twitching, etc...

           280.2 - Concern about Kundalini Jerks and Twitches

281 Yoni Chin Pump - Leveraging Two Practices

282 Bhakti, Deep Meditation and on Becoming the Mantra

283 Is Enlightenment an Illusion?

284 Ecstatic Energy in Higher Stages of Kechari

            284.1 - "Completion" of Kechari Mudra

285 Balancing Asanas with Deep Meditation

286 Yogic Dying

287 Crown Strategy and Kundalini

288 Yoni Spinal Breathing - Balancing Energy in the Head

289-296 (Not Used)

297 Is an Awakened Kundalini the Same as Enlightenment?

            297.1 - Yogani's Kundalini Experience?

298 Deep Meditation, Purification and Karma

299 Cosmic Samyama - Advanced Yoga Nidra

300 Samyama and Yoga Postures (Asanas - Illustrated)

301 Prayer and the Principles of Samyama

            301.1 - Pranic/Energy Healing and AYP

302 The Far-Reaching Consequences of Samyama

            302.1 - Caution on Using the Samyama Sutras of Patanjali

            302.2 - Samyama and a Taste of Unity

303 Siddhis - Super-Normal Powers

            303.1 - The Greatest Siddhis

            303.2 - Are Siddhis/Powers a Valid Reason for Meditating?

304 Diet, Kundalini, and the Nectar Cycle

            304.1 - Balancing Kundalini with Ayurveda Diet (Charts Included)

            304.2 - Icy Sweetness in the Heart

305 Must We Become Vegetarians?

306 Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Remedies

307 Hallucinogens and Yoga

            307.1 - Dialog on Ayuhuasca, Yoga, Dissociation and Fear

308 Addictions and Flights of Fancy

            308.1 - 12 Step Paths vs. AYP for Addictions

309 Yoga, Overcoming Hunger, and Weight Control

            309.1 - Obesity and Yoga

310 Fasting - A Powerful Spiritual Practice

         310.1 - Why are AYP Fasting Instructions so Varied?

311 Inner Silence, Eating Habits and Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

312 Shatkarmas, Bodily Purification and Enlightenment

313 Cleansing of Mouth, Nasal Passages and Sinuses

314 Colon Cleansing

315 Intestinal Wash

316 More Shatkarmas and Overall Guidelines

317 Eleven Key Questions on Samyama

            317.1 - Loss of Stillness During Samyama

318 Is the Witness the Same as Enlightenment?

319 Amaroli - Urine Therapy

320 Kundalini and Refined Sensory Perception

321 An Inquiry about Ending Suffering

            321.1 - Parkinson's Disease, the Witness and Self-Inquiry

322 The Witness as Underlying Cause of Self-Inquiry

323 Roles of Knowledge, Philosophy and Direct Experience

324 Self-Inquiry - From Inspiration to Realization

325 Relational and Non-Relational Self-Inquiry

            325.1 - Cultivating Relational Self-Inquiry in Everyday Living

326 Styles of Self-Inquiry and Bridging the Gap

            326.1 - Self-Inquiry During Deep Meditation?

327 The Evolutionary Stages of Mind

            327.1 - The Rose of Enlightenment is Still a Rose by Any Other Name

          327.2 - A Dialog on the Dissociation Effect of "I am THAT"

          327.3 - Moving Beyond the Spiritual Dissociation Stage

328 On Becoming "Ripe"

329 Pitfalls of the Mind

            329.1 - Stop Meditating when there is Some Abiding Inner Silence?

         329.2 - Can the Mind Understand Ignorance?

         329.3 - Practices After Awakening?

330 Self-Inquiry and the Limbs of Yoga

331 Non-Duality and Ecstatic Kundalini

         331.1 - The Witness, Self-Inquiry and Kundalini

332 Darshan, Shaktipat and the Global Web of Awakening

         332.1 - What is Initiation?

333 Dissolving the Witness in Unity

           333.1 - Is the Witness a Retreat from Life?

334 Advaita (non-duality), Free Will and Karma

335 The Role of Desire in Self-Inquiry

336 A Confirmation of Unity

           336.1 - The True Nature of Existence, Life and Death

337 Dare to Dream

338 Bhakti - You are the Doorway

339 Your Chosen Ideal

340 Transforming Emotional Energy for Enlightenment

         340.1 - Appreciation and Bhakti

341 Bhakti and Self-Pacing

         341.1 - Ruthless Bhakti

342 Bhakti and Your Yoga Practices

343 What is Karma?

344 Transcending Karma and Putting It to Good Use

345 The Spiritual Evolution of Action

         345.1 - Ken Wilber and Karma Yoga

346 Mapping the Transformation of Action

347 The Role of Service

            347.1 - We the Householders

 347.2 - Service Versus Telling Others What To Do

348 A Journey from Here to Here

           348.1 - Overcoming Attachment to Spiritual Experiences

349 The Convergence of Bhakti and Self-Inquiry

350 Practices for Moving Beyond the Witness Stage

350.1 - The Witness in Relation to Self-Inquiry

351 Adding Self-Inquiry to Core Samyama Practice

            351.1 - Self-Inquiry Sutra: Variations and Importance of Habit

352 Instant versus Gradual Enlightenment - How to Boil a Frog

353 Alternate Sutra for Self-Inquiry Samyama

354 Is Mind the Enemy?

355 Deep Meditation Reminders

            355.1 - Recognizing the Witness

356 How to Recognize Relational Self-Inquiry

            356.1 - Wild Emotions and Relational Self-Inquiry

357 Who is the Perceiver?

            357.1 - "Why Am I?"

358 Can I Trust the Mantra?

359 Pratyahara - The Forgotten Limb of Yoga?

360 Acts of Surrender

361 Ramana Maharshi and AYP

362 Ideological Jnana Yoga (Advaita-Vedanta)

363 Liberation of the One is Liberation of the Whole

364 Each Practice in Its Own Time

365 The Range of Sensitivities to Deep Meditation

            365.1 - Rising World Consciousness and Sensitivity to Practices

            365.2 - Rising Spiritual Sensitivity Worldwide - How to Manage It

            365.3 - Implications of the Accelerating Rise in World Consciousness

366 Suggestions for Under-Sensitive Meditators

            366.1 - Plateaus in Experience versus Under-Sensitivity to Practices

367 Suggestions for Over-Sensitive Meditators

            367.1 - Using Nadi Shodana when Sensitive to Spinal Breathing

            367.2 - For Sensitivity, Meditating Once Per Day?

            367.3 - Follow-up on Breath Meditation

            367.4 - Passive Awareness Technique for Very Sensitive Meditators

            367.5 - Meditation: Good Results, but with Sensitivity

  367.6 - Sensitivity vs. Progress with Different Styles of Meditation

            367.7 - Restarting Practices after Discontinuing Due to Overload

          367.8 - Breath Meditation Slowing Overload Down. Now what?

368 The Solar Centering Enhancement

            368.1 - Solar Centering and Sensitivity to Meditation

            368.2 - Solar Centering with Breath Meditation

369 Alternate Approach to Mantra Enhancements

            369.1 - Going Beyond the Third Mantra Enhancement

370 Clarifications on the Solar Centering Enhancement

371 Self-Directed Mantra Enhancement Strategy

372 Witnessing versus Focused Attention to Dissolve Obstructions

373 Fear as a Cause of Under-Sensitivity to Deep Meditation

374 Samyama and Solar Centering

375 Out of Our Heads

376 Beyond Death

            376.1 - On Pain, Suffering, Death and Suicide

         376.2 - Transcending the Body/Mind and then Putting It to Good Use

377 Inner Sound During Meditation

  377.1 - Deep Meditation as Cause of Nada (Divine Sound)

378 How Does Pranayama Awaken Kundalini?

            378.1 - The Biochemistry of Prana, and Beyond...

            378.2 - Natural vs. Intentional Kumbhaka (Breath Retention)

            378.3 - The Breathless State

379 Swallowing Air

380 Catching the Attaching

381 Ida, Pingala and Kundalini Awakening

         381.1 - Gopi Krishna and Unbalanced Kundalini Awakenings

382 Is Ecstasy a Prerequisite for Enlightenment?

383 Yoga Asanas - Traditional or Modern?

            383.1 - Enhanced AYP Asana Routine (Illustrated)

            383.2 - Maha Mudra

         383.3 - Rationale behind AYP Asana Sets

384 Baseline Systems of Practice and Research on Modifications

            384.1 - Regarding Add-Ons to AYP, and the Relationship between AYP and Kriya Yoga

         384.2 - Modifications and Self-Pacing for the AYP Baseline System

385 Review on Building a Baseline Practice Routine

            385.1 - Practice Chart and Discussion on Building a Daily Routine

            385.2 - Look for Results in Daily Life

 385.3 - Which Practice Chart to Use, AYP or Secrets of Wilder?

 385.4 - Arrangement of Energy Practices and Prayers in the Routine

386 Group Practice

387 Retreats

            387.1 - To Go on Retreat or Not. Inner Voices?

         387.2 - Sensitivity to Meditation and Going on Retreat

388 Our Role as Teachers

            388.1 - Balancing Our Spiritual Sharing with the Life We are Living

         388.2 - Challenges, Openings, and whether to Teach?

            388.3 - Financial Responsibilities and Teaching Yoga

389 Why Won't You be My Guru?

390 When Will I be Enlightened?

391 Changes in Bhakti from Dual to Non-Dual

            391.1 - Bhakti, Refining Perception and Non-Duality

392 The Aloneness of Enlightenment

            392.1 - A Dialog on Rising Unity

393 On Self-Defense and Forgiveness

            393.1 - Samyama and Self-Defense

            393.2 - Employing Kundalini in Martial Arts

394 Satsang - The Importance of Spiritual Community

395 The Power of the Pen, and the Keyboard

396 Do Online Forums Inhibit Spiritual Progress?

397 Deep Meditation and Analysis Paralysis

            397.1 - Hanging on to Experiences During Deep Meditation

398 Is Self-Inquiry Necessary for Enlightenment?

            398.1 - Is it Necessary to Do Structured Self-Inquiry?

399 Mind - Faster than the Speed of Light

            399.1 - Is the Physical Universe Infinite?

400 Theory and Practice

            400.1 - Science Under the Hood: Is Prana a Light Wave?

401 Mulabandha and Full Yogic (belly) Breathing

402 About that word "Advanced"

403 The Question with No Answer

            403.1 - More Questions with No Answer

404 On Jumping to the Third Mantra Enhancement

405 The Uncertainty of Life

406 Kundalini Conundrum

407 Pranayama for Relaxation or for Kundalini Awakening?

408 Samyama, Elbow Grease and Non-Duality

409 Asanas (Postures) and Premature Kundalini Awakening

410 Early Signs of Kundalini Awakening

411 Less is More

         411.1 - Is There More?

412 Will Kechari Mudra Practice Deform the Soft Palate?

413 Is Enlightenment No-Thing or All-Things?

414 Off to a Good Start with Meditation, but...

            414.1 - Off to a Good Start with a Lot of AYP Practices, but...

            414.2 - Signs of Overdoing After One Year of AYP

415 Samyama and Prayer for Dissolving Global Problems

416 From Third Eye to Sixth Sense, and Beyond

           416.1 - Inner Seeing and the Secrets of Wilder

         416.2 - "Dimensional" Spiritual Experiences Versus Enlightenment

417 Automatic Yoga Revisited

418 Gurus, Teachers and Self-Sufficiency

            418.1 - AYP Unstructured vs. Structured (certified) Teaching

419 Where's the Shaktipat Coming From?

420 The Doctor Is In

421 Spirits and Spirit Guides

            421.1 - Inner Silence and Spirit Guides

            421.2 - Moving Beyond Those Not-So-Kind Guides

            421.3 - Entity Attack or Excessive Kundalini?

            421.4 - "Spirit Guides" are Driving Me Crazy!

422 Curing Kundalini Excesses

423 Why So Much Fuss about What is So Simple?

424 After the Ecstasy

425 Urgent Bhakti and Overdoing

            425.1 - Bhakti, Kundalini and Self-Pacing

          425.2 - A Dialog on Self-Pacing

426 Enlightenment Time Line

            426.1 - Enlightenment Bar Chart

 426.2 - Assigning Enlightenment Status

427 Taking the Leap to Direct Experience

428 The Transformation of Ego

         428.1 - Dialog on "the Ego"

429 We Can Do This

430 Freedom

            430.1 - Ripeness and the Realization of Non-Duality in Daily Life


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